QC and FIH Testing at Curro Schools in Gauteng

UJSportslabs conducted Quality Control testing as well as FIH performance testing on four hockey fields all at Curro Schools in Gauteng. These included Curro, Morningside, Curro Aurora in Randburg, Curro, Krugersdorp and Curro Roodeplaat. All four of the fields were constructed by MNK Projects and was installed by TurfTech and Rhino Turf. Sand dressed carpet systems were installed at Curro Aurora, Krugersdorp and Roodeplaat and a water based carpet system was installed at Morningside. UJSportslabs is happy to announce that all the fields have been certified to FIH Standard!

HIC Lab Testing

UJSportslabs conducted HIC lab testing on 5 playground surfacing systems for Van Dyck carpets. The various systems were all tested according to SANAS 51177:10 and received certification for specific critical fall heights pertaining to each system. UJSportslabs is happy to see more testing getting done to ensure the safety of all in the playground environment!

UJSportslabs WR Testing – Windhoek Gymnasium Private School, Namibia

UJSportslabs travelled to Windhoek Gymnasium Private School in March to conduct World Rugby Testing on a newly installed full size artificial rugby pitch. The pitch was constructed by Artificial Grass Africa with the carpet supplied and installed by Rhino Turf. The rugby pitch is the first World Rugby certified rugby pitch in Southern Africa!

QC Testing – Ligbron Academy, Ermelo

In addition to the Curro Schools, UJSportslabs recently conducted QC testing during the construction of the newly built hockey pitch at Ligbron Academy in Ermelo. The pitch was installed by TurfTech and Rhino Turf. Inspections were conducted at key stages of the construction including the sub base, asphalt, shockpad installation and carpet installation. Various tests are conducted throughout these inspections, including a straight edge test to check the evenness of the pitch as well as the levels to check the slope.

FIH Testing University of the Witwatersrand

UJSportslabs recently re-tested the existing hockey pitch at the University of the Witwatersrand. This was previously tested in 2013 and with the certification expiring re-testing was required. This hockey pitch was previously installed by Fintrex. We are happy to announce that the pitch has been re-certified.